Terry Clarke “Last Summer at Cloonacool” from The Shelly River (Minidoka Records 1991) —Good Morning, starting things off with a few seasonal tunes, Terry Clarke is from Reading, England, this song is from his wonderful Shelly River.Buy it!
Mike Ireland & Holler “Christmas Past” from Learning How to Live (SubPop www.subpop.com 1998) —Don't know what happened to Kansas City's Mike Ireland, he put out a couple of really good cd's about 10 years ago. Was originally in a band called the Starkweathers with Richard Smith.Buy it!
Tom Pacheco “Christmas On Times Square” from Woodstock Winter (Mercury Records 1997) —Great singer/songwriter from Woodstock, N.Y. is joined by many of his friends from the "Band" including the late Rick Danko on harmony vocals, Levon Helm, Jim Weider, the late Richard Bell, & John Sebastian join in.Buy it!
Rough Shop “Big Man Under the Tree” from Just Because It Was Christmas (Santa's Last Stop 2009) L —Rough Shop will be doing their annual Christmas bash at the Focal Point next Friday and Saturday, December 16 & 17. John Wedland, Anne Tkach, & Andy Ploof kick off the season in great style.Buy it!
Shackleton 3 “So That I Don't Miss You” from Just Turning Pages (Croxton 2011) N —A Mick Thomas side project featuring Liz Stringer and Anna Burley, featuring 3 Mick originals & great covers from Springsteen, Richard Buckner, Joe Strummer, Robin Hitchcock, and this one by former St.Louis band Nadine.Buy it!
Sam Baker “IRON” from Mercy (Sam Baker 2004) —The 1st release from Sam's stunning trilogy, this one features the duet vocals of Joy Lynn White,Buy it!
Susan Tedeschi “Angel From Montgomery” from Wintertime Blues (evil teen 2005) R —Live cut from Susan and a listener request to hear a female singing the John Prine classic. Susan along with her Husband Derek Trucks are part of the Derek Trucks Band.Buy it!
Roger Marin Jr. “Backyard Mechanic” from Roger Marin Jr. (Roger Marin Jr. 2004) —Former Fred Eaglesmith Flying Squirrel from his debut with his own band, will be joining Fred on the Tin Can Tour of Route 66 in Sept. 2012, check it out on Roots on the Rails.com.Buy it!
Robert Earl Keen “Ready for Confetti” from Ready For Confetti (Lost Highway 2011) N —The title song from Roberts great release this year, mentioned by Stephen King as one of his favorite releases. Lloyd Maines produces.Buy it!
Guy Clark “The Cape” from Songs and Stories (Dualtone 2011) N —Guy will be at the Old Rockhouse on February 29, a little sample of what you might hear from his terrific live release joined by his friends Verlon Thompson & Shawn Camp.Buy it!
Shelby Lynne “I'll Hold Your Head” from Revelation Road (Everso 2011) N —Shelby will be at the Old Rockhouse on Thursday, January 12. Shelby is the sister of Mrs. Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, She does everything on her new release.Buy it!
James McMurtry “Cold Dog Soup” from This One's For Him (Icehouse 2011) N R —A request from something from the amazing Guy Clark's 70th birthday tribute, impossible to pick a weak track from the 30 choices.Buy it!
Kasey Chambers “Nothing But a Child” from STORYBOOK (Liberation Music 2011) N —A Steve Earle original ...from Kasey's stunning tribute to her influences growing up in the Aussie outback with her musician/fox hunting Dad, Bill, brother Nash and Mom, Diane.Buy it!
Eric Taylor “Prison Movie” from Live at the Red Shack (Blue Ruby 2011) N —Joined by his X-wife Nanci Griffith, Denice Franke, and current wife Susan Lindfors Taylor, who also produces, Eric turns out the definitive version of his classic song.Buy it!
Jane Godfrey “Wish I Were a Cowgirl” from Choose Beauty (Jane Godfrey 2007) L —Jane will performing at Songbird Cafe, a singer/songwriter circle at the Focal Point in Maplewood on Wednesday, Dec 14. Doors 7, show 7:30.Buy it!
Monica Casey “Come Sit Awhile” from Again and Again (self 1996) L —Also playing the Focal Point on December 14. Roscoe Beano and Kevin Bilchik complete the intimate in the round performance. Check it out.Buy it!
Pistol Annies “Hell On Heels” from Hell on Heels (Columbia 2011) N —Time for Allens little slice of Bittersweet Melody, tune in every Wed. from 5 to 7 am you won't be dissappointed. A threesome featuring Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe & Angaleena Presley.Buy it!
Honeyhoney “Ohio” from Billy Jack (honeyhoney 2011) N —Allen's set continues, always look forward to hearing new music that Allen turns me on too.Buy it!
Lydia Loveless “More Like Them” from Indestructible Machine (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2011) N —We wrap up our slice of Bittersweet Melody with this edgy Bloodshot debut from Lydia.Buy it!
Amy Rigby “Dancing With Joey Ramone” from Little Fugitive (Signature Sound 2005) R —An internet request for this little gem from Amy Rigby.Buy it!
The Stone Coyotes “American Child” from Born to Howl (Red Cat Records 2001) —This song from superb songwriter, Barbara Keith and her power pop trio with her husband and step-son John and Doug Tibbles seems to fit, back to back references to Joey Ramone.Buy it!
Whitehorse “Emerald Isle” from Whitehorse (Six Shooter Records 2011) N —@ the Duck Room on Thursday, March 8, Canadian husband and wife duo Luke Doucett and Melissa McClelland with their fine, although a little short, debut.Buy it!
Tom Russell “Box of Visions (feat. Iris DeMent)” from The Long Way Around CD COMP (Hightone 1997) —Were outta here, thanks Allen, whoops grabed the wrong version of this song, Iris doesn't join Tom on this one, will have to grab the Iris request next week, see ya then.Buy it!
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